Left hand from an anthropoid (human-shaped) coffin. The front is naturalistically formed but the back surface is a flat plane. Front is prepared with plaster and painted yellow. Hands on anthropoid coffins were carved separately and would have been pegged in place on the coffin during the manufacture process. This construction technique is characteristic of coffins made in the late New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period and Late Period (about 1100 BC – 715 BC). CONDITION NOTE (1998): Splitting wood,damaged fingers, surface loss, some flaking of decoration, surface cracked, surface dirt.